Brazil takes 36 companies to Angola for 24th International Luanda Fair

25 June 2007

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 25 June – Thirty six companies from 14 sectors will take part in this year’s edition of the Luanda International Fair (Filda), a representative of the Brazilian export promotion agency Apex said Friday in Sao Paulo.

Juarez Leal, coordinator if the international events unit of Apex, said that the Brazilian participation in the fair was expected to generate business of around US$11 million.

According to APEX, the Brazilian contingent will be made up of companies from the areas of, construction, machinery and equipment, vehicles, food and drink, drink, domestic utilities, decoration, clothing, footwear, furniture, cleaning products and services sectors.

“We want to make it easy for new companies to have access to the Angolan market, as well as encouraging growth of exports by small and medium-sized companies that already work there,” Leal said.

Last year, exports of Brazilian products to Angola totaled US$838 million, made up of mainly sugar, beef, cookies, milk and derivatives, iron and steel, furniture and tractors.

Angola mainly exported oil, aluminum residue, tools and wooden objects to Brazil, totaling US$464 million.

The theme of this year’s Filda will be, “Focus on a modern financial system as a lever for development.”

In the 2006 fair there were 1,400 exhibitors from 16 countries, which occupied an area of 38,000 square meters, visited by 23,500 people. (macauhub)